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Natural History Museum of Utah

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As the Utah state museum of natural history, this top attraction provides an introduction to the science in Utah's remarkable landscape! With engaging exhibits and over 5,000 artifacts on display, the Museum features Utah's paleontology discoveries...more
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301 S Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1214
+1 801-581-6927
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First, it is in Utah, home of lots and lots of dinosaur bones. Second, it is nestled up on the foothills of the Wasatch mountains. The views are spectacular from the decks. Third, it is right next to one of the nicest botanical gardens in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cliff B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Natural History Museum of Utah is not only situated in a beautiful location, overlooking the Salt Lake Valley, it is filled with amazing displays, interactive exhibits, a glassed-in room to watch paleontologists work on actual dinosaur bones, and a whole variety of things for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lynette P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Though I do miss the previous location in President's circle on the University of Utah campus...our new museum space succeeds on the WOW factor. The building alone complements the foothill terrain and sits aside another Salt Lake City gem, Red Butte Garden. The museum offers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tiffany A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I love this museum. It has the best selection if dinosaur bones indigenous to utah. It has like 5? Levels of different exhibits. It has a cafe and always has different traveling special exhibits. This place is worth every penny of admission. Parking could be...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MISSY089
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are founding members and continue to renew our support because of the well done and interesting displays, fascinating traveling exhibits, as well as lecture series and special events. In the museum, you ascend through time starting at the lower level: prehistory (with some jaw...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vkelseymckee
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most outstanding natural history museums in the country. It is a "must see" for visitors to Salt Lake City.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is professionally curated. The exhibits are nice with some interactive displays. My only disappointment is it's small. I anticipated a larger museum based on the University affiliation.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SmmartyPants
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is located in Salt Lake City set into a hill and constructed of copper from area Utah mines. This is a modern museum with an active paleontology Department on view while touring. Special events are very timely and well thought out. Echo our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank djfurlong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tons of awesome stuff to see in the museum. Hands on stuff too makes for learning opportunities. Loved it all

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tearag2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a couple grand kids here. They found plenty of interesting and educating items and displays. It was good for all ages.

Date of experience: December 2018
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September 13, 2018|
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Response from az4985 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this mueum is a must go. The dinosaur fossils are amazing and there are special temporary exhibits as well. When i went there was a cool viking exhibit. There are also areas you can walk around outside the museum.
Judy R
June 7, 2018|
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Response from jerry c | Reviewed this property |
we always stay at the Home2 suites by Hilton salt lake city east. Its address is 2350 S. foothills drive. We have stayed here three times and it has always been great. Good luck and have fun.
July 31, 2016|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Our Location 301 Wakara Way Salt Lake City, UT 84108 Hours 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Open 7 Days 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Wednesdays Happy Summer of '16!!!
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